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Software Engineer, Real Time Systems at FactSet
at FactSet

How would you describe your job in 2-3 lines?
Manage existing real time systems and develop new ones. Focus on the backend aspect of the factset application.
What do you actually do on a day-to-day basis?
Mainly work on the main project assigned and also solve bugs or issues as they come up.
What are the main positives and negatives to your job?
Positives: Supportive colleagues, friendly environment, well coordinated HR department, free snacks and drinks, variety of possible roles, room for change between technical and management roles..
Negatives: After training you are assigned to a definitive team (preferences are taken into account), and if you are not happy with it it might take a year or so to be able to transition to a different position..
What qualifications and skills are needed to be great at this job?
Bachelors/Masters in Computer Science or similar, good problem solving mindset, solid concepts on object oriented programming, good practices in code development (maintainability, readability, etc...)
What advice would you give to candidates applying for a similar role at this company
Read a bit about the company and its product befre the interview. Also check out who are its main competitors. Review main concepts and data structures of your OO programming language of choice (JAVA, or C++).
What are the best and worst things about your job? Best:
Lots of events, free lunch everyday (choosing from different restaurants each day and delivered to the office), flexible, relaxed and encouraging workplace.
Training does not necessarily cover what you will actually be doing (but this is easily overcome in your first two months of work in the team).
How could the job and company be improved?
Having Fanta in the fridges.
What hours do you actually work, on average? 9amto 5pm.
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If you have the opportunity of applying to FactSet, my advise is go for it.
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Job Title:
Software Engineer
Real Time Systems
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Date of Review: 21st Nov 2013
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